What is JBBY?

Japanese Board on Books for Young People (JBBY) was established in 1974 in accordance to the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), a non-profit organization which represents an international network of people from all over the world, who are committed to bringing books and children together. Since the establishment, JBBY has been active in international cooperative programs and as IBBY’s branch in Japan.

JBBY aims to give children access to books with high literary and artistic standards and to encourage the publication and distribution of quality children’s books.

Our main activities supported by the members include;
– Conferences and exhibitions
– Global exchange of children’s
literature professionals
– Function as the liaison between
IBBY, UNESCO, UNICEF,
ACCU and other
international organizations

Recent Japanese Children’s Books Recommended by JBBY